Friday, October 14, 2011

The Machines ARE Taking Over

Dan brought me this article by Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post that points out a fact that we all kind of suspect but never realized just how bad/good or just plain weird it really is. Cecilia writes that there are apx 328 million phones, tablets, laptops on cell networks. The weird thing is there are only 315 million Men, women and children in the US, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. That's 4% more wireless phones than there are people, which kinda points to the likelihood that a lot of people have more than 1 cellular device....weird.

Also what people do with these wireless devices often vexes. Talking on the phone goes without saying....but where people choose to talk know what I am talking about. Also it's a matter of not just talking on the phone but browsing the internet or sending email. Often the materials that are being sent on wireless devices that aggravate many recipients.

And what do I find today? That Weird Al has been aggravated by the same thing for many years and has written a well timed protest song. Check it out. "Stop Forwarding that Crap to Me" by "Weird Al" Yankovic


Dave Tackett said...

Interesting but not that weird. I know a few people who have one cellular device for work and one for everything else. [I don't - my old cell phone has been demoted to alarm clock - but it seems reasonable]

As for how they're used - well it's a brave new world.

"Guam Rico"???? Lol - that's the kind of typo I'd make.

Beam Me Up said...

Guam Rico yeah....thats what I get for pasting half asleep! Do you know what is really funny? Finding that error right in the middle of the live program! yep That is when your real star shines!